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Old 02-07-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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no drivers


built a new system-pcchips motherboard a13g/a13g+ 80gig hard drive am3500 cpu 1gig memory--will boot up but i lack the drivers. the drivers that came with motherboard are all for windows. have an older version of simplymepis installed. where to get and how to install the drivers
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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built a new system-pcchips motherboard a13g/a13g+ 80gig hard drive am3500 cpu 1gig memory--will boot up but i lack the drivers. the drivers that came with motherboard are all for windows. have an older version of simplymepis installed. where to get and how to install the drivers
Thank you jim
You take the names and version numbers of the chipsets that you have on your motherboard, the makes and models of your PCI cards, the makes and models of your hard drive, CD, floppy, etc. and Google like mad. Most of the drivers you find will be in source form and you will have to compile them against your kernel source.

I was in your situation a few years ago. I think that you will find that if you get the latest version of a distribution like Fedora that it will include the drivers for your new chipsets as long as the drivers have already been written.

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Old 02-07-2008, 08:31 PM   #3
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A kernel upgrade will solve most if not all of your problems.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 07:18 AM   #4
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How do i go about upgrading the kernal?
thanks again
 
Old 02-08-2008, 07:28 AM   #5
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You may get one from your distro repository, also everyone can get the latest kernel from kernel.org.
 
  


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